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    Bahrain 1960 2s6d Black-Brown SG94b Type III D.L.R V.F MNH Block of 4
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    Bahrain 1958 set of 3 SG94a-96a Type II V.F MNH
    Regular Price £40.00 Special Price £32.00
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    Bahrain 1958 2s6d Black-Brown SG94a Type II V.F MNH Block of 4
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    Bahrain 1955 set of 3 SG94-96 Type I V.F MNH Blocks of 4
    Regular Price £98.00 Special Price £78.40
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    Bahrain 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG61-62 Very Fine MNH Stamp
    Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
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    Bahrain 1940 5R Green & Blue SG34 Fine Used Block of 4
    Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £24.00
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    Bahrain 1948 RSW Set of 2 SG61-62 Very Fine MNH
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    Bahrain 1933 2a Vermilion SG6w Wmk Inverted Fine Used
    Regular Price £12.00 Special Price £9.60
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    Bahrain 1953 4a on 4d Ultramarine SG86 V.F Very Lightly Mtd Mint
    Regular Price £7.00 Special Price £5.60
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    Bahrain 1957-58 Type II set of 3 SG94a-96a Fine MNH
    Regular Price £38.00 Special Price £30.40
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    Bahrain 1955 set of 3 SG94-96 Type I Fine MNH (2s6d LMM)
    Regular Price £22.00 Special Price £17.60
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Archipelago in the Arabian Gulf.

Bahrain first used the postage stamps of British India before eventually issuing its own stamps in 1960.

The first post office in Bahrain opened on 1 August 1884 in the capital Manama. This was a sub-office of the Indian Post Office at Bushire in Iran, both of which were part of the Bombay Postal Circle. This remained the only post office until 1946. Until 1933 un-overprinted stamps of British India were used in Bahrain and used examples may be identified from the cancels.

The first stamps specifically designed for Bahrain were a definitive set issued in 1960. These featured Shaikh Sulman bin Hamed al-Khalifa with Arabic text at the top. In 1964 a new definitive set was issued depicting Shaikh Isa bin Sulman al-Khalifa and the Bahrain Post Office fully took over from Britain on 1 January 1966 when a further definitive set was issued